SAFE Center Receives Grant To Aid Human Trafficking Victims

December 13, 2016    |   By Mary T. Phelan

The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors has received a two-year $382,408 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) Program to provide direct legal and social services to human trafficking victims in Maryland. 

The Center’s services are particularly targeted to underserved trafficking victims in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.  The funds enable the SAFE Center to hire critical staff to help trafficking survivors access legal services, mental health counseling, primary medical care, economic empowerment services, victim advocacy, safety planning, and meet basic emergency needs...